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Photo Booth recording - sounds like being played back through a phaser

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Dave Falk, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Dave Falk, Sep 17, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Hello all, I am new to the Mac and this forum - own a new Macbook Air.

    Requirement: Record self playing acoustic guitar and vocal for online class.
    App: Photo Booth or iMovie
    Problem: Playback sounds is if it is through a phaser pedal
    I am just using Photo Booth/iMovie in recording mode, hit record......but the playback sound is terrible.

    Suggestions please?

    Thank you,

  2. macrumors 6502

    assuming you're using the built-in mic, when you record, are you using headphones, or allowing the mac to play through its built-in speakers?

    if you're letting the speakers run, it'll either chorus/flange or feedback your original signal.
  3. Dave Falk, Sep 17, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Will retry using headphones

    I will try turning of the speaker when recording.

  4. macrumors newbie

    didn't help

    Took your suggestion, recording with the speaker volume down and also tried using headphones and still get the phaser/chorus sound.

  5. macrumors newbie


    Thank you for your input. Turns out I had to eliminate the internal mic and use an external mic through an audio interface connected via the usb port. Then using Photo Booth I changed the sound to point to my audio interface. And now sound sounds cool!

    Thanks again!

  6. macrumors 6502

    i'm surprised it didnt work with *just* the computers' mic/speakers (set on mute) - but - hey, if you're up and running, great!

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